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Racial Profiling and Diversity in Police Departments

Sep 18, 2014

A new report from the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University takes a closer look at racial profiling in Connecticut. This hour, we hear from one of the authors of that report. 

Later, we also take a look at diversity in our police departments. Why are so few African Americans becoming police officers? What obstacles are turning many of them away from the police force? And how do we fix this?

Shafiq Abdussabur guest hosts.

GUESTS:

  • Ken Barone - Policy and Research Specialist with the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University
  • Daryl Roberts - Former Hartford Police Chief  
  • Reverend Stephen Camp - Senior Pastor at the Faith Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Hartford
  • Paul Bass - Editor of The New Haven Independent